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Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Pvt. Citizen

I respectfully disagree. Private enforcement, by whomever, is deemed unnecessary because government, ostensibly, is enforcing consumer protection, not unnecessary because the electoral college’s choice for President is to be taken as a “feature of democracy” indicating that the electorate wishes to be raped and pillaged.

Joe Attorney

To play devil’s advocate, one could say that the people get the government they choose, and if they choose a government that doesn’t consider consumer protection a priority, that’s a “feature” of democracy, not a “bug” that needs to be corrected through private enforcement. Not saying I agree with this position, to be clear, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that the lack of government interest in this area makes “ludicrous” the argument that private enforcement by democratically unaccountable lawyers is unnecessary. Thoughts?

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